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Canadian gets 7 years in Nepal for child sex abuse

2015-03-02 08:56

A Canadian tourist with several previous child sex convictions has been sentenced to seven years in prison in Nepal for sexually abusing a minor boy, the court says.

Amal Clooney slams Canada over Al-Jazeera journalist case

2015-02-27 08:25

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has lashed out at the Canadian government, accusing Ottawa of 'woefully inadequate' efforts to secure the repatriation of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from Egypt.

Zambian miners end strike at Barrick copper mine

2015-02-24 15:42

Workers at Barrick Gold's Lumwana mine has resumed work after staging a one-day strike over plans by the Canadian company to pull out of copper-rich Zambia, a union official says.

'Canadian Psycho' withdraws appeal

2015-02-18 21:02

"Canadian Psycho" Luka Rocco Magnotta has withdrawn an appeal of his conviction for murdering a Chinese student, then sexually abusing and dismembering his corpse.

Canada imposes sanctions on Rosneft

2015-02-18 09:04

Canada is imposing sanctions against top Russian oil firm Rosnef and the head of conglomerate Rostec, in response to the actions of Russian-backed militants.

Canada confirms case of mad cow disease

2015-02-15 16:00

Canada has confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011, but says the discovery should not hit a beef export sector worth $1.6bn a year.

Canadian police foil Valentine's Day mall killing plot

2015-02-14 10:00

Police have foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning on going to a mall and killing as many people as they could before killing themselves on Valentine's Day in Halifax.

Outbreak of bird flu in Canada

2015-02-10 08:55

Canada reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in the province of British Columbia, the World Organisation for Animal Health says.

Canadian journalist's release from Egypt 'imminent'

2015-02-03 08:54

Canada's foreign minister says the release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from a prison in Egypt is ‘imminent’.

Canada spy agency given more powers to disrupt terror attacks

2015-01-30 10:21

Canada’s main spy agency will get new powers aimed at disrupting potential terror attacks under security legislation yet to be unveiled, reports say.

 

Canadian army forced to withdraw in Boko Haram fight

2015-02-27 10:24

Canadian special forces participating in military training in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, were ordered to withdraw recently to avoid battling with Boko Haram Islamists, the military said Thursday.

How Niagara Falls freezes ... or does it?

2015-02-25 21:04

Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place.

Miners turn to Asian contractors for funding

2015-02-19 19:00

Miners who can't get financing for new projects from banks or traditional equity investors because metals prices have collapsed are seeking an alternative.

US train carrying huge crude haul still burning

2015-02-18 09:06

Oil cars are still burning more than a day after a train carrying 11.3 million liters of North Dakota crude derailed in a snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.

Valentine's Day massacre plot suspects in court

2015-02-18 05:00

A Canadian man and American woman accused of plotting a shopping mall massacre in the Atlantic Canadian city of Halifax has appeared in court.

Canadian misfits planned Valentine's Day massacre

2015-02-14 21:44

A group of 'murderous misfits' planned to massacre as many people as possible in a Valentine's Day shooting spree that police foiled after an anonymous tip off.

Mad cow case in Canada

2015-02-14 07:19

Food authorities have confirmed a case of mad cow disease in Canada's Alberta province, this nation's first outbreak of the illness since 2011.

Trial starts for Canadian couple in bomb plot

2015-02-03 10:13

A couple from British Columbia who styled themselves as the sole members of 'al-Qaeda Canada' built pressure-cooker bombs and planted them on the grounds of the provincial legislature, a prosecutor says.

Greece opposes Canadian gold mine

2015-02-02 10:00

Greece's new government will cancel plans to sell the state natural gas utility and is firmly opposed to a Canadian-run gold mine.

Earth-skimming asteroid has own moon

2015-01-27 22:42

An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth has its own moon, Nasa says.

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